NELSON COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
MAY 2014- NATIONAL VIRGINIA COOPERATIVE EXTENSION
CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION MONTH
WHEREAS, Virginia Cooperative Extension of Nelson County is part of the nationwide Cooperative Extension System that is a partnership of federal, state and local governments and Virginia Tech and Virginia State University, the state’s land-grant universities in Virginia; and
WHEREAS, The Smith-Lever Act of 1914 established the Cooperative Extension Service, utilizing faculty serving as Extension Agents, who along with local staff and community-based resources, extend University research and knowledge to local communities; and
WHEREAS, Virginia Cooperative Extension provides wide-ranging educational programs and information in the areas of agriculture, natural resources, family and consumer sciences, 4-H youth development, food, nutrition and health, along with related areas of economic and workforce development across Virginia; and
WHEREAS, Virginia Cooperative Extension programs in Family and Consumer Sciences; Agriculture and Natural Resources; 4-H Youth Development, and Community Viability, benefit families, schools and businesses in Nelson County;
NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, By the Nelson County Board of Supervisors that May 2014 be designated as National Cooperative Extension Centennial Celebration Month in Nelson County and that residents are encouraged to take advantage of the programs and educational opportunities that Virginia Cooperative Extension offers to the community.